Q&A Highest compatibility privacy extention for Chromium based browsers

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  1. Umbra

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    #61 Umbra, Mar 20, 2017
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    UPDATE thanks to @Evjl's Rain testing and video : AVAST should be replaced by AVIRA BTW nice proof that al those community based blacklist add more dead wood than actual protection ;)
     
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    Knew this was the inevitable move based on your previous posts.
     
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    ;) haha. point taken, I will to stop rubbing in my remarks about dead wood, before this thread gets on fire
     
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    Fight fire with fire. If you don't give the flames, the piled up dead wood will only lead to bigger fires in the future.
     
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    EasyPrivacy seems to block more than Spyware even with other lists on.
     
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    #67 Windows_Security, May 19, 2017
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    Yes it got 9x as much rules :) with my surfing behavior not much more blocked (and no adblock walls), so fo rme a better list, but mileage may vary depending on surfing behavior. I am now using AVIRA safe surfing (nromal profile) and in my inprivate user profile using Script Blocker for Chrome (blocking third-party and some obviious regex blockrules [.*(ads|log|tag|click|score|track|banner|beacon|affiliate|analyst|audience).*]
     
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    #68 TerrakionSmash, Dec 15, 2017
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    Snowden’s Favorite Ad Blocker Can Now Automatically Detect New Tracking Scripts
    But the problem is some scripts are necessary to execute desired functions of a webpage, like playing videos properly. Smart Mode is designed to maximize privacy while not preventing you from experiencing the features of a website. “Smart Blocking first enforces a speed requirement on websites by blocking any trackers that slow a website’s load time beyond five seconds,” Tillman said. Smart Mode also “preemptively unblocks trackers that are at a high-risk of breaking a website if blocked.”


    Smart Mode was designed “specifically for novice users that need help deciding what to block and unblock,” Tillman said. “Given that there are thousands of tracking technologies out there, it can be overwhelming trying to customize one’s own blocking settings.”


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    Wonder whether Ghostery gathers privacy data?
     
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    EasyPrivacy + optimized filters on Adguard seems to have as many rules as Spyware's + optimized filters.
     
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    I am using Chrome's settings page to block Javascript by default unless the top level domain is one of the popular ones I listed and HTTPS through port 443.

    I also recommend Decentraleyes or Local CDN to prefer your cache for loading frequently used content, scripts etc.
    Chrome Web Store

    If you do, make sure to configure it to be compatible with HTTPS Everywhere or you will run into trouble.
    Decentraleyes | Configure HTTPS Everywhere
     
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